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Old 05-06-2010, 03:10 PM   #1
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330Ci missing projectors?

I went to check out this 2002 330ci coupe with a sport package. Not a bad car over all. The only issues I came over would be;

M68 rims have some hard core rash on them. The fronts are mint
Tip-tronic, but I want 5 speed stick.

Plus side;

Mint interior
Mint body

Now here is the kicker, I know for the fact it is the 330ci, but the car has no projector headlights , but all Canadian 325/330 should come with them. Do they? I was thinking about it as it could have been American car, but the speedo is in KM.

I look at the frontend and it does not look like as the headlights were replaced with new, neither no paint/body work. The only posibility is that the PO switched the "new" headlights from some 320/323....

150K km, not a bad price, but I think auto transmaition and no original headlights would be enough to walk away from this car.

What is your opinion?

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Old 05-07-2010, 08:28 PM   #2
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Xenon headlights were an option, many M3 dont even come with xenon headlights, yet some 323's do. So it was up to the PO if he wanted them or not. Hope that helps IMO wait for one with OEM xenons.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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You will probably find one with everything you want if you just wait.
trying to get the other stuff after can be expensive and a pain in the ass.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:55 PM   #4
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i'd walk away simply because of the transmission - thats a big difference. its not the car you want.
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:33 AM   #5
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^ I have to agree.

When I come over a nice ZHP low clicks 330Ci with 6 speed, I may regret going with auto.
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:35 AM   #6
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Xenon headlights were an option, many M3 dont even come with xenon headlights, yet some 323's do. So it was up to the PO if he wanted them or not. Hope that helps IMO wait for one with OEM xenons.
True, but would a 330ci still get the projectors even if they did not get the xenons? From what i have seen, even Mazda 3 gets them consindering it is much cheaper car... I could be wrong.
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:30 PM   #7
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The images

I got some images of it with my BB as I pulled over to check it out. Anyways just so you guys can see the car. Not a bad combo/colour, just iF it was manual + projecs.

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Also if you keep an eye on a passenger side window trim (picture 1), the chrome trim does not go straigh as it can be seen in picture number 3..... There is something with that door or the trim itself.
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I have a set of projectors if you want to buy the car...you have to email me I forget sometimes when i post here
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:58 AM   #10
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I have a set of projectors if you want to buy the car...you have to email me I forget sometimes when i post here

I decided to walk away because I want a 5 or 6 speed manual. Also I am away on vacation until August 1st. When I am back, I will start looking again.
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:17 PM   #11
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There are a kajillion 330s out there that can be had cheap. Just wait for the right one. Don't impulse buy like I did and end up with a damn Titanium Silver ride.

Also, that body doesn't look to be "mint" judging by the rear bumper.
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prefacelift cars need premium package to have xenons.

afaik all canadian spec m3's have xenon's oem.
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that car has sport package, and i would assume it wouldve came with xenon but Ivan is right you need premium package to have it. And if you dont have xenon you dont get projectors on the 3 series. Kind of gay but what can you do.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:26 PM   #14
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If you want a 6 speed, 330Ci, buy mine. I am selling my 2005 330Ci M Performance (ZHP). Silver Grey on Black, M Perf and Premium pkgs. $22,000!!!
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Also, that body doesn't look to be "mint" judging by the rear bumper.
Dont know what is wrong with the bumper, other then bad picture/reflection..
I would be more conserned with the door not aligning, and the paint not matching on the 1/4 and trunk! Willing to bet it had a lot of body work done.
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